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we'll have an abc7 news update then. he meantime, "good morning america" is starting rhtfter you look at these pumpkins. good morning, america. and as we join you this monday morning, the situation in syria is rapidly deteriorating. crisis in syria. the trump administration announcing plans to remove all remaining u.s. troops from inside that uny as turkish forces lay siege to our kurdish allies. hundreds reportedly dead and the new fears of an isis resurgence as hundreds of prisoners reportedly escape. we are live in the region this morning. impeachment showdown. a key witness set to visit capitol hill this week, the ambassador who texted no quid pro quo now expected to say that message came straight from the president. and former vice president joe biden's son, hunter biden, stepping down from his chinese board position. this as he sits down for an abc
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news exclusive interview where no questions are off-limits. desperate search for a missing worker after that deadly hard rock hotel collapse. two people killed. more than two dozen injured. now the search for answers. what went wrong at that construction site. anger rising. protests overnight aer is killed in her home by a police officer. her family says while playing video games with her nephew. the shot fired through her window. the incident caught on body camera under investigation this morning. record-breaking biles. simone biles is the greatest of all time. the most decorated gymnast in world championship history, defying gravity one twist at a time. and the saints come marching in with another win. did the pope help this time? plus, the seahawks and this touchdown celebration driving the fans wild.
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good morning, america. that wasn't excessive celebrating. >> i loved it. >> i don't knohow they have time to practice football. they had rehearsed that. you know where that's coming from. we'll see more of that later, but these celebrations are -- we'll have more on that later, but we'll begin with chaos on the turkey/syria border as turkey continues its attacks on the kurds in northern syria, and new reports of a mass escape by isis followers, and as the situation unravels, the u.s. saying it will pull 1,000 troops out of the region. let's go right to ian pannell in the region with the latest. good morning, ian. >> reporter: take a look behind me. these are some of the graves of the thousands of men and women who fought against isis, and now their comrades out there on the front line say they feel they
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have been abandoned. this morning, chaos and bloodshed in syria as president trump orders all remaining u.s. forces to leave the north of the country. roughly 1,000 troops gearing up to head to the border. this as a senior u.s. official tells abc mass atrocities are being committed against the kurdish people at the hands of turkish-backed militias. some isis fighters in prison taking advantage of the mayhem reportedly escaping making u.s. positions ever more vulnerable. turkish forces hammering america's kurdish allies. some ex-al qaeda leaving a trail of displacement, destruction and death. abc news obtaining exclusive footage showing the battle from the turkish side. these troops fighting with one of the turkish-supported militias. in just a week hundreds reported dead. around the world condemnation growing as the turkish militias execute people on the roadside.
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among those slain, one leading kurdish political leader apparently dragged from her car and shot in the head. this is a war crime if verified. this video obtained by abc news appears to show the fury of the turkish attack on the border town. this is one of many hospitals throughout this area that are treating the wounded, mainly civilians who have been caught in the middle of this conflict not of their own choosing. sara was among them, just 8 years old playing in the street when a turkish shell landed. her 13-year-old brother mohamed killed. the united nations estimates at least 130,000 people have been displaced by the fighting and that number likely to grow. president trump's move to pull out troops condemned by members of his own party. >> leaving an ally behind, abandoning people that we, frankly, told that we would be with is disheartening, depressing, frankly it's weak.
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>> reporter: a few days ago kurdish commanders gave america an option -- either back us in our battle with turkey or we'll turn to someone else. and that's exactly what is happening now. american troops on the way out and syrian troops backed by russia rolling in this direction. now, if they face off against turkey, then president erdogan will have a much bigger battle on his hands than he ever gambled for. robin? >> escalating. all right, ian, thank you. amy. secretary of defense mark esper making it official on sunday, the u.s. plans to pull all 1,000 of its troops out of northern syria. let's bring in chief global affairs correspondent martha raddatz now, and martha, we just saw the situation on the ground already dire. what happens when these remaining u.s. troops leave the area? >> reporter: amy, the ramifications are enormous. you could have full-on war there with thousands more isis fighters and their families escaping during the chaos and eventually re-emerging and you are certain to have more of those horrific scenes that ian
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just showed us -- mass atrocities, executions. there are many special operations forces who see this as shameful to abandon the kurds who helped the u.s. fight isis losing thousands of their soldiers in the process. those kurdish allies now making a deal as ian said with the syrian regime which is an enemy of the u.s. and backed by russia. the leader of those forces writing today that if we have to choose between compromise and genocide, we will choose our people. this is a major shift and means the u.s. is ceding any influence there to russia, iran and the assad regime. as for our own forces there, a u.s. official says the president has given them 30 days to get out of northern syria, but their positions are becoming more and more vulnerable, and they are consolidating to get out as soon as possible. it's important to say it is not that they think u.s. forces should be involved in endless wars, but rather the abrupt
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decision made by the president in that phone call with turkey's president which was the trigger for all of this. there are people at the pentagon and state department, amy, who are simply furious about this. >> and martha, you mentioned those escaped isis prisoners. last night, we saw president trump tweeting that the high-value detainees have all been secured. is that verifiable? >> reporter: well, the president said the u.shas the worst of the isis prisoners, but that is not accurate. a u.s. official says they were only able to transfer two of them to u.s. military custody, but in that chaos, dozens more set to testify this week against the wishes of the white house. turning now to mary bruce. good morning, mary.
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>> reporter: good morning, t.j. with congress now back in session and this impeachment inquiry deepening lawmakers are set to hear this week from several key witnesses despite the trump administration's efforts to block them. including u.s. ambassador to the eu gordon sondland. now, he is reportedly expected to testify that a text message he sent saying there was no quid pro quo between the president and ukraine was dictated by trump himself, that he does not know if the president was telling the truth or not. now, trump and his allies, of course, have been defending the president's push for ukraine to investigate his political rivals by insisting that there is no quid pro quo. that the president was not withholding military aid as a condition for ukraine to investigate. well, the ambassador's testimony here this week, t.j., could poke a big hole in that argument. let's turn to joe biden for a moment. a lot of people will say he was a little slow to call for the impeachment of the president but he certainly is ramping up his attacks on trump now and this
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happens as biden's son is making a big announcement. >> reporter: yeah, t.j. the president has been relentlessly attacking the former vice president, and now it seems joe biden is trying to lay down some ethical markers. he announced over the weekend that if elected, no one in his family will do business with foreign companies or governments. and says they will not be sitting in on cabinet meetings, a not so subtle jab at president trump and his children and all of this, though, of course, comes as the former vice president's son hunter biden has announced he is stepping down from the board of a chinese-backed firm and his work in china and ukraine has been a top attack line for president trump against joe biden even though there has been no evidence of wrongdoing by hunter biden, t.j. >> mary bruce for us in washington, thank you so much. speaking of hunter biden you recently spent time with him. >> that's right, robin. i spent the entire saturday with hunter biden, the son of 2020 presidential candidate, and former vp, joe biden. we spoke there at his home in los angeles for an exclusive interview and no questions were off-limits. we talked as you might imagine in depth about his business dealings in ukraine, china and his reaction to president
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trump's rally and tweets where we hear him chanting and writing, where is hunter, lock him up. it is an emotional and candid interview and you can see it starting tomorrow on "gma." >> so much to talk to him about. >> indeed. >> all right, amy, thank you. but now to the desperate effort to find a missing worker trapped under the rubble of that hard rock hotel in new orleans. at least two people were killed. dozens injured after a crane fell during construction. victor oquendo has more in new orleans this morning. good morning, victor. >> reporter: good morning, robin. this is a race against time. we're just a block away from the site of the collapse. you can see the top floors here just mangled. right now the focus is on finding that missing construcon worker trapped inside. >> oh, my god. >> reporter: this was the moment the new hard rock hotel and a crane came crashing down in new orleans. killing two people, injuring 30 more. >> there is reported to be a building collapse at the hard rock cafe. >> the incident right here looks like the top four floors are
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hanging down. >> reporter: people running for their lives as steel and concrete fell from the sky amid a growing cloud of dust and debris. >> all those guys running. >> yeah. >> oh, dear god. >> reporter: watch the people riding this trolley narrowly escaping. more than 100 construction workers on site at the time of the collapse saturday morning. one worker still unaccounted for. >> search and rescue continues to remain our top priority at this time. >> reporter: this drone video shows the extensive destruction from above, several of the top floors of the structure reduced to rubble. crews working round the clock sunday stabilizing the building before rescue teams could safely search for the missing worker. new orleans mayor vowing to determine the cause of this deadly collapse. >> after a search and rescue, it will then shift into a full investigation mode and we will be relentless in those efforts moving forward.
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>> reporter: the challenge for search and rescue teams has been the structure's instability. they brought in all kinds of equipment to help like that big black crane right there. they've flown in engineers as well. they are still in rescue mode here. amy. >> we certainly are thinking of all of them. thank you, victor. now to the outrage and the search for answers after a white police officer shot and killed a black woman in her own home through her bedroom window. abc's marcus moore has the story. [ crowd chanting ] >> reporter: overnight, protesters flooding the streets. >> no justice, no peace. >> we're tired of this. >> reporter: anger rising following the shooting death of 28-year-old atatiana jefferson killed in her home by a ft. worth police officer. >> i'm calling about my neighbor. >> reporter: the incident sparked by a phone call made by a concerned neighbor. in the newly released audio, her neighbor tells police he noticed her door was open at 2:24 in the morning, and asked for a welfare
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check. >> i haven't seen anybody moving around and it's not normal for them to have both of t he doors open at this time of the night. >> do you know if anyone is inside? >> i'm not sure, both of the cars are there. >> reporter: the dispatcher sent officers to her home. this body cam video shows the moment the encounter turns deadly. the responding officer is not heard identifying himself as he approaches jefferson's bedroom window and begins shouting commands. >> put your hands up. show me your hands. >> reporter: within moments he fires one deadly shot through the window. >> it was less than a second. i had an expert slow it down. it's .6 seconds between the command and the shot. there was no time for them to perceive a threat from the weapon, no time for her to respond. it was reckless deadly behavior. >> reporter: according to her family, she was playing video games with her nephew when that shot was fired. that neighbor who made that welfare call is speaking out. >> when i made that 911
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emergency call, i didn't say it was a burglary, i didn't say it was fighting across the street. i didn't say anything that would make them think they needed to have a gun. all they needed to do was knock on the door and ring the doorbell. >> reporter: the case now igniting a public outcry. >> what the officer observed and why he did not announce police will be addressed as the investigation continues. >> reporter: and the officer who fired that shot is expected to speak with internal affairs some time today and family members say jefferson was a premed graduate from xavier university in louisiana, and had returned home to take care of her sick mother. >> beyond tragic. beyond tragic. marcus, thank you. now to simone biles and any doubt that she is the greatest gymnast of all time was put to rest. biles is now the winner of more medals at the world championships than anyone ever. adrienne bankert is here with that. good morning, adrienne. >> reporter: yes, let's have some good news and talk about it. simone biles now being called unbeatable by some. she's known for her fierce focus, addictive energy, twists
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and flips that few others, if any, can pull off. with an unrivaled medal count, now many say she's the greatest of all time. she could barely catch her breath. simone biles now the most decorated gymnast, male or female, in world championship history standing just 4'8" tall, biles is a formidable giant in the world of sports. with her parents cheering her on, the superstar delivered this history-making performance in germany on sunday, her mom overcome with emotion. >> ah, in tears. >> reporter: the u.s. superstar broke the previous record of 23 medals with this epic performance on the balance beam. then she added another gold to her collection with this gravity-defying floor exercise routine bursting onto the mat with one of her signature moves, the biles 2. >> here we go. >> reporter: three twists, two flips, it's ranked among the most difficult in the sport.
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>> and she does it easy. >> reporter: in all, the 22-year-old stormed her way to ve gold medals at these championships including her fifth all around title. now the winningest gymnast of our generation is officially the best ever. >> impressed with what i've been able to do especially after all these days of competition, just keep the dice rolling basically and it's just -- it's insane. >> it is insane and wonderful. simone is now getting ready for the 2020 tokyo olympics. >> which she will not be beaten there either. it's like saying tom brady in the super bowl. okay, she won again. >> a lot like that. you know who won again? the saints. >> look at that mile. look at that smile. >> reporter: another victory. you walked right into that. oh, yes, yes, yes, defeating jacksonville on sunday. but it turns they may have gotten some help this time. the pope, look at this tweet from pope francis. hours before kickoff. today we give thanks to the lord for our new saints and you notice that hashtag when you use saints.
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that logo. >> did you put in a phone call? >> divine intervention but the response to the pope's tweet, priceless. priceless. >> and it worked. >> maybe unprecedented, too. >> it did. >> prayers are answered, robin. >> all the time. we are following a lot of other stories this morning including the family of a young teen who was accidentally killed overseas by an american diplomat's wife. the parents traveling to the u.s. and they are now demanding answers. also this morning, the serial stowaway. a woman known for sneaking onto planes without tickets arrested again. we'll talk about that but first to ginger. ginger. saints country about to get rain, robin. we have to watch for that. along this week, this warm front will lift north so from louisiana through mississippi all the way over to south carolina actually. we're going to end up with two to four inches, some of those red spots in arkansas, mississippi, south carolina and georgia could end up with locally more than five inches. so let's go ahead and focus on mississippi. just because tonight through early tomorrow i think it could
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she's opening up in an exclusive interview on "gma" on her newborn son's health battle, and she has a message for parents everywhere. that is coming up in our next hour. she's all grown up, but she has something she needs to say now to everybody. >> we're looking forward to that. but first, the top headlines we're following right now. we are looking at the latest on the crisis in syria. turkey continues its attacks on the kurds as new reports of a mass escape by isis followers. hundreds reportedly dead as the trump administration announcing plans to remove all remaining u.s. troops from that region. and typhoon destruction, the storm making landfall south of tokyo. at least 33 dead. many others missing and more than a thousand homes flooded. also tennis phenom coco gauff did it, y'all. won her first wta singles title, the 15-year-old winning the linz open in austria in three sets becoming the youngest wta winner in 15 years. her parents were so proud of her, corey and candy. they were there and cocoas certainly amused by this.
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she received this gift, a bolt of wine. she's 15, y'all. she's 15 years old. she'll have to maybe wait a few years. >> 16 is the drinking age this austria. my kids always look these things up for me? >> yes. >> welcome to teens. only has to wait a year. >> i know, i know. the information that you share sometimes, amy, i got to tell you. > some good parenting over there. good stuff, robach. >> you beat me to it. we are going to begin this half hour with the parents of the british teen killed in that crash with an american diplomat's wife. arriving in the u.s. searching for answers. the parents opened a meeting with the woman face-to-face. eva pilgrim joins us now, and british officials saying her diplomatic immunity is no longer relevant? >> reporter: that's right, robin. that's what they're saying this morning, and the teen's parents are here ithopg to get that woman to go back to the uk to answer questions. there is still the possibility she could end up answering those questions in a court of law.
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this morning, the parents of harry dunn, the english teen killed in a head-on car crash with a u.s. diplomat's wife flying from the uk to the u.s. demanding answers. on august 27th, 19-year-old harry dunn was driving on his motorbike when he was hit by a car driving on the wrong side of the road. the driver of that vehicle, this woman, 42-year-old anne sacoolas, the wife of a u.s. diplomat. dunn died instantly. saypoliceacoolas initially cooperated, but days after the accident, she fled the country returning to the u.s. claiming diplomatic immunity which protects diplomats and their family members from prosecution or lawsuits under the host nation's laws. >> i can't believe she's living with herself doing this. how can you just be like that? just get on a plane and go. >> how can she be allowed to? >> reporter: but now, seven weeks after the crash, the uk foreign secretary saying that immunity is no longer relevant because she has returned home. this weekend sacoolas breaking
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her silence saying in a statement from her attorneys that she is cooperating with police and wants to meet with the family to apologize in person. anne is devastated by this tragic accident. no loss compares to the death of a child and anne extends her deepest sympathy to harry dunn's family. dunn's family responding saying that while they are open to meet, the pain hasn't gone away. >> my opinion on miss sacoolas now wanting to come forward to say sorry, to be perfectly honest, yes, it's a start with some closure for our family, but having said that as it's nearly seven weeks now since we lost our boy, this doesn't cut it. it's not really quite enough. >> and the dunn family lawyer telling us overnight that while they are open to meeting with sacoolas, it's not going to happen any time soon. their main goal for this trip is to get her to return to the uk, robin.
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>> all right, eva, thank you. we will bring in our chief legal analyst, dan abrams. a lot of talk about diplomatic immunity. explain what that means. >> it means that when you go to another country as a diplomat, so a u.s. diplomat goes to england or france, they're granted a type of immunity. it means that we want to be able to keep our people safe in another country even if they're charged with a crime. same thing applies by the way to those diplomats who are here in the united states. they are afforded immunity. it does create tension sometimes when people believe that a diplomat has done something really bad. typically what happens in that kind of case is the country where the person is from can waive immunity and they can say, okay this, is serious, we get it. we're going to waive immunity. the u.s. did not waive immunity in this case and so, while they're talking about the fact that the immunity doesn't apply, it's not entirely true because if she were charged in the uk and they said, okay, we're going to charge you with manslaughter, we'd like her extradited to the
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united kingdom i don't think the u.s. would agree. >> nothing can be dong. she's here. unless the u.s. agrees to send her back -- >> i think that's right. but the only thing that could happen now as eva points out is there could be a civil lawsuit. so she could either be sued by the family in england or potentially here, meaning sue her in england, she doesn't come to the trial, et cetera. but you could potentially sue her here as well. so the family does have civil options and keep in mind, we don't know she's going to be charged criminally. at this point they're still investigating. you know, there's indications that, again, she was driving on the wrong side of the road. the british authorities could conclude that this was simply an accident, that there's no criminal liability, but still the potential for civil. >> right, and the family can actually ask for that civil lawsuit at any point? >> yeah, so the family can move forward and try to sue and the question is going to be where do they try and sue, typically, of course, something happens in england, you sue in england, but in a case like this because
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you're talking about an american citizen it is possible that could end up in an american court and then there would be questions about what law applies, et cetera. >> a lot of people watching this. thanks, dan. we're going to turn to the woman who has been called the serial stowaway arrested in chicago where she has a history of trying to sneak onto airplanes, no ticket, folks. alex perez is at o'hare airport with more. alex, look, don't know if she meant to do anybody any harm but this is bringing up some very serious security concerns. >> reporter: yeah, that's right, t.j., she has sort of become a familiar face around here, but this time when she tried to get through security, she didn't get very far. this morning, the infamous serial stowaway marilyn hartman once again behind bars arrested this weekend on one felony of criminal trespass. the latest in a string of more than 20 reported attempts by hartman of sneaking onto flights. hartman, 67, was stopped at a checkpoint at o'hare airport after being asked to provide security with a boarding pass or i.d. >> defendant tells the tsa agent
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she did not need it and walks away. >> reporter: hartman is already on an 18-month probation for a prior trespass conviction earlier this year after she sneaked past chicago airport security, boarded a plane and flew to london. upon landing, british authorities arrested her and sent her back. over some five years hartman has been arrested in san francisco, chicago, los angeles and phoenix. hartman who has long struggled with mental health issues has spoken out about her serial stowaway status. >> even smart people do stupid things. >> reporter: this incident coming on the heels of a similar breach last week in orlando. authorities escorted this woman off a delta flight bound for atlanta after she boarded without a ticket or i.d. experts point out soon it will be harder to sneak onto planes due to increased use of fingerprints, voice waves and dna as ways to identify passengers. >> they will know long before you get to the gate whether you are the right person on the right flight.
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>> reporter: and hartman's public defender says she's homeless, she's due back in court october 18th. t.j. >> alex, thank you so much. that's supposed to be impossible. we know how many times you have to show an i.d. and a ticket. >> not impossible but harder. coming up here on "gma," that bombshell report in the death of l.a. angels pitcher tyler skaggs. what was behind his lethal overdose? . well, saving on homeowners insurance with geico's help was pretty fun too. ahhhh, it's a tiny dancer. they left a ton of stuff up here. welp, enjoy your house. nope. no thank you. geico could help you save on homeowners and renters insurance.
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bombshell allegations after los angeles angels pitcher tyler skaggs lost his life. espn now reporting that a team employee admits to providing drugs, opioids to skaggs and claims he told team management about his drug use. the team is now denying all of that and denying it knew. gio benitez is here with more. a lot of questions. >> reporter: a lot of questions, amy. good morning to you. yeah. for months, the family of tyler skaggs has been asking questions about the drug use that ultimately took his life and now this morning, some potential answers after that angels employee claims he abused drugs with skaggs and that some team officials knew about skaggs' addiction. >> pitch. breaking ball. >> reporter: this morning, an espn investigation revealing the director of communications for the los angeles angels, eric kay, told federal dea investigators that he not only provided oxycodone to pitcher tyler skaggs but abused it with him for years. the network also reports that kay claims two team officials
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were told about his drug use long before 27-year-old skaggs died of an overdose, an allegation the angels organization vehemently denies. >> he told agents that he actually told a couple of team officials about skaggs' opioid use, one of them back in 2017. the other just months before tyler skaggs died. >> reporter: but kay's allegations don't stop there. he also reportedly gave dea agents the names of five other players he believed were using opiates while they were with the angels. >> there's the issue of what the team knew and when they knew it. there's also the issue of if there can be a link between those drugs and his actual overdose. >> reporter: venmo records released by the family of skaggs and obtained by espn, appear to show the thousands of dollars the pitcher paid kay since 2016 allegedly for drugs. >> tyler skaggs taking the mound for the angels. >> reporter: skaggs died in a hotel room in july. the medical examiner finding fentanyl, oxycodone and alcohol in his system.
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>> medics 41, truck respond medical emergency. hi south lake town square, it's a possible death investigation. >> reporter: but kay reportedly told dea agents that just hours before skaggs died skaggs texted him to visit his hotel room. >> eric kay told dea agents that he purchased six for the two of them, and gave tyler his three. >> reporter: kay says he watched skaggs take the drugs, but didn't recognize one of the substances. >> he said to agents that he saw tyler skaggs snort all three lines. there was a third line that was pink and that he apparently told tyler skaggs he didn't recognize what it was and then tyler skaggs told him it came from somebody else. >> reporter: angels president john carpino, responding saying in part, we have neard h that any employee was providing illegal narcotics to any player, or that any player was seeking illegal narcotics. kay is currently in outpatient treatment for substance abuse and has been placed on paid leave.
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meanwhile, a spokesperson for major league baseball says they did not know about these allegations and that will now conduct its own investigation. so many people want these answers. >> all right, thank you, gio. all right, coming up here, stay with us, folks. we have our "play of the day." of the day." ♪ [truck horn blares] (vo) the subaru forester. dog tested. dog approved. subaru establishes national make a dog's day. do something specr yoial fo dog. thand find inspiration who win new places.ct... leading them to discover: we're woven together by the moments we share. everything you need, all in one place.
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football weekend, a bunch of great plays out there but we're going to give you a play off the football field from stanford -- samford university football player george grimwade. he wanted to do something nice for his stepdad, and he took this to a whole new level on the sidelines. watch what he does. this is his stepdad he's talking to. >> you know how much i love you, right? >> yeah. >> how i always treasure the time i have with you? >> yeah. >> now you're my world. i got my last na changed. i'm now george grimwade musto. look at my jersey. >> oh, my gosh. that is so beautiful. >> okay, folks, this man has raised him since he was in second grade. he says, it's weird to call you stepdad anyway. he got this paperwork done in september, started the process but he wanted to surprise him with the jersey so he was able to turn around and show his stepdad that his legal last name is now musto, his name. beautiful story. >> always telling our kids it's all about love.
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good morning. lisa is here with the forecast. good morning. >> good morning to you. you can see the fog in san francisco. 53 degrees. looking at 39 in gilroy also in the upper 30s in santa cruz. lots of 40s on the peninsula, east bay today. sunny and mild afternoon, but a little cool with the sea breeze in the city. 70 in oakland with about v valejo. >> eastbound on 80 through emoryville and berkeley, we have the accidents, two of them. one off to the right hand shoulder and one blocking the two left lanes near university. they were part of one in the same but apparently, a gentlemen with one of the cars on the
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right hand shoulder fleed the scene so now they have to get the van out of there. very slow from the mcarthur maze. coming up on gma, danielle fishel is opening up about her
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good morning, america. it's 8:00 a.m. crisis in syria. chaos and bloodshed as the trump administration announces plans to remove all remaining u.s. troops from inside that country. reports right now about mass atrocities against the kurds by the turkish-backed militias. hundreds of isis prisoners escaping. our report from the region this morning. new this morning, marijuana and miscarriage. the study revealing a woman is twice as likely to miscarry if her male partner smokes pot once a week or more. even if she doesn't. dr. ashton here to break it down. the fortnite mystery. the massively popular video game suddenly goes dark leaving players staring at a black hole. is the game gone for good?
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also this morning, the "boy meets world" star danielle fishel faced with a new mother's worst nightmare. her baby and his frightening weeks in intensive care, now sharing her story and his health battle for the first time. meet the super saver, the 25-year-old who saved $100,000 in just a few years. how she did it and what you can do and her number one tip that you can start this morning. ♪ ain't no mountain high enough ♪ and buckle up, the cast of "black-ish" is here live and they're saying -- >> all: good morning, america. [ applause ] ♪ ain't no mountain high enough ♪ playing my song. >> yes. >> "ain't no mountain high enough," good morning, america, on this monday morning and we are so excited to have the cast of "black-ish" to join us here in -- can you believe it's already the fifth season of "black-ish"?
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>> it's a good show. >> it's a great show. >> that will be fun and get a chance to give them cookies because it's our ultimate chocolate chip cookie week. who better to help us than mr. chocolate himself, the chef, jacques torres. there he is, he's upstairs, he's handing out those cookies now, world famous i'm told, to our audience and show us how to make them at home just like he does. >> doing that upstairs. >> we got to get through some stuff. some work. >> it is chocolate chip cookie week. i wanted to make sure everyone knew that. we have that story of that super saver, the 25-year-old who managed to save over $100,000 in just two years. she's going to tell us how she did it. i want to know how she made enough money to save $100,000 too. >> we'll find out in just a bit. the headlines is that right now with the latest on the chaos at the turkey/syria border as turkey continues its attacks on the kurds in northern syria and new reports of a mass escape by isis followers. let's go back to ian pannell who's there in syria. has the latest again. good morning, ian. >> reporter: good morning, robin. we need to take a look at the
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scene behind me, because these are some of the young men and women who died fighting alongside u.s. forces against isis. but now they feel abandoned. the kurdish commanders gave america a choice -- either come and help us in our battle with turkey or we're going to turn to someone else and that's exactly what has happened in the last 24 hours. they've brokered a deal backed by russia with syrian regime troops and they're starting to roll in this direction right now. many of the fears about what would come to pass after that phone call between president trump and president erdogan have pretty much happened. we've seen isis prisoners escape and we've seen isis brides, hundreds of families also escape from a refugee camp. we've seen militants backed by turkey, islamist militants carry out roadside assassinations and we've seen tens of thousands displaced and hundreds of people killed, and the kurds here not only say they feel abandoned, but they say they won't take amica's word ever again. robin? >> all right, ian, thanks so much. all right, robin. now to an alarming new study about marijuana and miscarriage finding a woman is twice as likely to miscarry if her male partner smokes pot once a week or more even if she does not
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%-p and jen, this is raising a lot of eyebrows so tell us about the study. >> this was a very interesting study that was done at a boston university and they followed over 1,400 couples before they conceived, and then controlled for all other factors, and as you said, what they found is if the man smoked pot once or more a week, his -- the woman was twice as likely to suffer a miscarriage. now the caveats, this study was done by association, not cause and effect. so it definitely needs more research. this is not pure review data, but this did win a prize at the largest reproductive medicine meeting in the world. so this is getting a lot of attention. >> and it's something that couples should pay attention to who are trying to conceive and it focused on men's behavior, so what can couples do to improve their fertility. >> i think that's part of the reason why the study is getting so much attention because we're
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used to putting all the focus, all the blame, all the stress on the woman, and the world of male fertility is really exploding so i think there are some basic recommendations that women can do -- that men can do, number one, no smoking. that's bad for both the man and the woman, they want to minimize exposure to high temperatures, don't overdo alcohol. that's important for general health and exercising regularly and, again, 40% of couples' infertility is due to male factors so it bears repeating, we need to focus on the men just as much as the women. >> more studies need to be done. >> for sure. >> thank you, dr. ashton. >> for sure. coming up next, "boy meets world" danielle fishel opening about her son's rare disorder that left him fighting for his life. also we'll introduce you to a hospital worker who truly sparks joy in the patients there and we're going to make her monday. and famous chocolatier jacques torres is making us his world-famous chocolate chip cookies and check in with him. plus, the cast of "black-ish" is here and we will
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♪ oh, it's me. thank you, robin. welcome back to "gma." we have a great audience. i love it here on monday starting us off on the new week and tomorrow the wonderful michelle pfeiffer will be here live. that's right. [ applause ] but until then we have the wonderful sara haines here with "pop news." >> yay. thank you, amy. you never get to introduce me. >> i know. >> but we begin with another huge weekend for "the joker." the movie topped the box office
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for the second week in a row and it's a hit overseas as well making joaquin phoenix's highest grossing movie yet and now "joker" is getting the "snl" treatment. but they decided to explore the origin story of a different anti-hero, oscar the grouch. take a look. >> everyone calls you trash. and everyone treats you like trash. why don't you just become trash? >> did we need a dark take on oscar the grouch? no, says "the new york times." >> okay. [ applause ] >> i was super excited to see "joker" but that movie almost looks better but you haven't seen -- >> not yet. >> robin, we tried to drag you to "it 2." remember when we went -- >> because you guys are into the horror movies. >> you'll be soon because we'll get you one of these times. >> oh. >> will you join us please? >> it's danger-free fear.
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it's amazing. >> all that peer pressure. >> you can sit between us. >> please continue. "pop news." moving right along, now to a story for all of you out there with teenagers, over the weekend you might have had some upset kids in your house after the entire fortnite universe disappeared into a black hole. no, it wasn't a glitch in the game, the servers were not down. this was a cleverly executed season finale orchestrated by the gamemakers. now, here's what happened. during an end of season live event the entire game was destroyed. all that was left was a black hole. now you can't start matches. you can't play the game. you can't do anything and that caused players to freak out. at the time of the event yesterday afternoon the top three u.s. trends on twitter were all fortnite related. so what happens next? season 11 is said to be coming out soon which means you have until about tuesday or thursday when your kid will come out of the fetal position shaking in the corner. you might want to take advantage of that time and talk to them because they'll be back on that game soon.
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we don't actually know when it's confirmed but if anyone knows a child that plays fortnite -- >> oh. >> it's a real concern. your girls probably -- >> it's not allowed in my house. talk about black holes like you just get sucked into this other world. >> addictive. my friend has a teenager that plays it all the time. i cannot imagine how they function. if that game crashes, does anyone have kids out here that dealt with that? ooh. >> but you know what, it's brilliant promotion and kids are going to want it even more now because they're waiting on it. >> brilliant. >> innocent days of atari, right? and finally, the nfl team that might be the most 'nsync with each other. check out the seattle seahawks saying bye, bye, bye to the browns after they scored a touchdown during sunday's matchup. we added music. ♪ ain't no lie, baby, bye bye bye ♪ [ applause ] >> you can see that they're doing the signature move from the music video for 'nsync's hit
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"bye bye bye" and the seahawks tweeting out, how do we do 'nsync and lance bass saying, nailed it. can you imagine when their coach witnesses them practicing that? i could already hear, you guys were college level athletes. would your coach be like you're wasting time right now. >> these are so elaborate, these celebrations, and it was just a couple of years ago they were fining guys for their celebrations. this was not responsible years ago. >> this is becoming, like, a talent show. i like it. i can get on. >> more, please. >> sara, thank you very much. all right. [ applause ] now to the "gma" cover story, "boy meets world" star danielle fishel opening up about her newborn son's first few weeks of life. the little boy born with a potentially fatal lung disorder. kayna whitworth sat down with her for a "gma" exclusive. kayna joins us now from los angeles. good morning, kayna.
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>> reporter: hey, amy, good morning. so fishel told me she had a perfectly healthy pregnancy but then her water broke a month early, and an ultrasound revealed fluid in her son's lungs. what played out next was a three-week ordeal in the nicu and birth story unlike anything she had ever imagined. actress, producer and director, danielle fishel best known as topanga on the hit sitcom "boy meets world." >> no matter how difficult life gets, the important thing is to live it with hope. >> reporter: now a new mom. the 38-year-old and her husband welcoming their baby boy adler in june nearly a month early. >> it never occurred to me that because my water broke so early that something else could be going on. >> reporter: their tiny bundle of joy entered the world fighting for his life. >> ultrasound tech came and he said, okay, it's fluid in the lungs. >> reporter: adler diagnosed with a rare lung disorder, chylothorax, affecting less than
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1% of babies with fluid building up in his lungs, it makes breathing extremely difficult and could be fatal. he would spend the next 11 days in the nicu. >> as a parent you feel kind of helpless. >> reporter: doctors hoping adler's lymphatic system would heal itself. he was on small doses of breast milk and specialized formula through a feeding tube. >> every three hours, i would wake up and then do the feeding with him. >> that's not how you imagined it. >> no, not at all. >> reporter: they thought they were taking their son home but an ultrasound revealed the fluid in his lungs had tripled. adler rushed to the children's hospital in an ambulance. >> it just felt like how, how is this possible? >> reporter: he remained in the hospital for another ten days. he wasn't able to have breast milk because they think that that was causing fluid buildup. >> yes, i wanted to breast-feed so badly, and it was a very emotional experience to feel like this very natural thing that i'm supposed to be able to feed my baby is actually
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partially what's harming him. >> reporter: finally after three weeks, they took their baby boy home. the family of three quickly settling in. >> there wasn't anything that didn't feel like the most beautiful, most amazing, most special because even if it was, well, i haven't slept at all, it was, but we're home. he's home. >> reporter: while they enjoyed those special moments at home, fishel says she's always thinking about other parents currently experiencing heartbreak in the nicu. >> we were one of the luckier families there. you'll never forget the faces of parents who are in that situation and are really, really struggling. >> what do you want to say to those families? >> first of all you're incredibly strong and you are doing an amazing job and my prayer and my hope for you is that there is light at the end of the tunnel. >> reporter: fishel found her light in adler. >> i will always be able to tell him you've already done hard things. you did one of the hardest things ever when you were first born and so no excuses.
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you can do hard things. >> so doctors told them that by his first birthday they believe chylothorax will be a thing of the past. they'll check his lungs again in december, and danielle and her husband told me that they hope that by sharing their story, they can help just one family who might be going through this same thing and, amy, when adler was born they didn't think he would be breathing but danielle said he let out a scream that first scream and that sound will stay with her forever. a lot of moms can relate to that. >> we're so happy for her and, of course, spreading such important message for everyone to hear. you can read danielle fishel's essay about mom guilt on our website, robin, over to you. now to the 25-year-old super saver who managed to save over $100,000 and she did it in just a couple of years. kaylee hartung is here with how she did it. she has some tips for us, does she? >> she does, robin. we've all got the essential bills that we have to pay, but the young woman who you're about to meet will show us what can happen when you really
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prioritize your spending on everything else and make your money work for you. ♪ tory dunlap set an ambitious goal for herself right out of college. save $100,000 in three years. by the time she was 25. >> so i read an article about someone saving 100k at 25 and i was probably 21 or 22 when i read the article and i crunched the numbers, did some math and realized that that might be possible for me. >> reporter: dunlap hit her goal months before her self-imposed deadline. >> i really focused on priority-based spending so figuring out what your priorities are in life, what really brings you joy. my friend says you can afford anything. you just can't afford everything. i focused on the things that brought me the most joy. >> reporter: she spends a lot of money dining out because she loves food but the expenses she was piling up on travel, coffee and clothes, those things weren't as important to her, so she prioritized her favorites. a bigger key to her big savings, invest early. >> so i opened my roth i.r.a. when i was 21 years old.
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we hear about the pay gap a lot with women. and that's something that we should still of course, continue to talk about, but the things we're not talking about is the investing gap, so women either wait to invest longer than men or don't invest at all, and compound interest. if you invest your money, it compounds over time and that's what grows your money. >> reporter: look for a 401(k) match and pay down your high interest debt first. >> most student loans are not high interest debt. but most credit cards are. most credit cards are costing you at least 15%, some up to 30%. so that's really what's killing you as far as moving through your financial life and being able to conquer your money. >> reporter: and her number one tip, make your savings run on automatic. >> the easiest thing you can do even if it's $20, $50 a month, automating your savings means that you don't have to think about it. you're taking the hardest part of your financial life and you're doing it first. >> and tory says she's still
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setting goals. next she wants to pay off her car, that's her last remaining piece of debt right now, robin, and i should explain tory through this time had three different full time jobs at different moments, was never making more than $80,000 in any of them, but says another key to her savings, she always had a side hustle and could make tens of thousands of dollars with some of those side hustles she worked at. >> and it was very helpful she paid for herself through college so she didn't have college debt. >> she helped her parents. >> okay. well, it's working for her. >> it is. hopefully for all of us. >> thanks so much. let's get now over to ginger. ginger. [ applause ] >> thank you, robin. it's time for your "gma" moment. this one from cedar rapids, iowa. you know when you're really feeling the music and just can't help yourself. when my kids do that i put up the camera and they stop. ah, we found a way to do that. watch little ian. ♪ back against the wall ♪ feeling these feelings i never felt before ♪ >> oh, yeah. as the video goes he gets more and more into it. here he goes.
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his head goes really wild. there we go. please do take a moment and drop your funny or fun video. something that will make us all smile and laugh on a monday and until th [ applause ] all right, this morning we are kicking off "gma's" ultimate chocolate chip cookie week and it is chock-full of amazing recipes.
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>> i see what you did there, t.j., and who better to kick it off than chef jacques torres who's here to make his world famous chocolate chip cookie. welcome. >> thank you. [ applause ] >> and i say world famous because, i mean, this is kind of an american classic, you're french, obviously. >> yes. >> so why did you decide to take on the chocolate chip cookie? >> because i love cookies. you know, they are great. they are good. they have chocolates and by the way dip them in wine not milk for the adult. >> you didn't think we were doing them well enough. you saw us dipping them in milk. the wrong way to go. what about cream and butter? >> so cream and butter, the butter is cold, let it go for five minutes. at room temperature, do it a little -- two minutes will be fine then i have here the butter and the sugar, you add the wet ingredients, you add the vanilla, then when everything is mixed you add the dry ingredients. >> two different types of flour, why? >> that's the secret. >> that's the secret. >> bread flour and cake flour. why?
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because all purpose flour is good for everything but not really for nothing. you need to make your own mix so by doing 50/50 you do a batch of cookies. you try them. keep two in the freezer, the cookie dough. >> you chill the cookie dough? no. >> no, i'm sorry. let's go back. so you mix 50/50, keep a little bit of dough. next time do 40/50, and cook those cookies together and try the way you like and the way you like them is called adjusting the flour. now, don't overmix. the flour has protein, and it can add elasticity to the cookies so don't overmix the dough. you don't want to overmix that gluten. the last thing is, chill the dough overnight so the dough going to mature and get more flavor. >> it has to be chilled? what if we don't? >> if you don't it's okay, but
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it's better chill it. >> why? >> you want those cookies and you jump on them. >> tell my kids, we'll >> tell my kids, we'll make them tomorrow now. >> a pinch of salt on them. bring the flavor up and then, look, to me, of course, the most important going to be the chocolates. a lot of time you make cookies there is a big picture of cookies. those chocolate chips didn't melt. so if they don't melt in the oven at 350 degrees, what do you think the chocolate is going to do in your stomach? it's not going to melt. that's no good. don't eat bad chocolate. have good chocolate. it is going to melt into the cookies. >> these little ones? >> those look amazing. >> these are way better. you know what, i mean you have -- i'm working. you have to eat. that's the way we go here. okay. you have -- >> where is my wine? [ laughter ] >> wait, so you actually -- i love this added thing after they come out of the oven, you actually dip them in melted chocolate.
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>> i'm going to bake them. have some in the oven behind me. when they are baked let me cool down, melt some chocolates again some good chocolate, the same chocolate that you put inside -- >> french chocolate. >> you know, it doesn't have to be french but, you know, good quality chocolate and then you're going to put a little chocolate on the back of them. you can lose a brush, a spatula, whatever you like. let them cool down. or another way to do it, take your cookies, bite your cookies, take your chocolate and eat it like that. >> amazing. it's amazing. [ applause ] chef jacques torres. you can get this recipe by the way on our website, we've got day two tomorrow. but it's going to be tough to beat this one. >> thank you. the cast of "black-ish" is next. next. the cast of "black-ish" is next.
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one splashed this red paint on it and gra feety with the words kill all colinizers. let's get a check on your morning commute. >> good morning. we're going back to the freeway. eastbound 80 at university. earlier accident was blocking the two left lanes. it's cleared up to the right hand shoulder. still slow past the scene. it is the reverse, but it is causing some looking views. look at the bay bridge toll.
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upper 70s. >> thanks. we'll have another abc update in about 30 minutes and always on our news app and the wait is over. for the very first time the washington mystics are wnba champions. [ cheers and applause ] >> what an incredible win. first tight until franchise history and they'll be here this morning. [ cheers and applause ] >> whoa! >> looking forward to that coming up a little later this half hour. >> really? okay, i'm excited about that. right now we're excited about something else. we get to hang out with the incredible cast of abc's hit show "black-ish" in times square this morning. [ applause ] we've got the crew, we got anthony anderson, laurence
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fishburne, tracee ellis ross, miles brown, marcus scribner and marsai martin. welcome to you all. [ applause ] now, it's good to see you all and you all have been working for awhile. you all tell me, i'm going to ask you a question. tell me the first person that comes to mind. who is most likely to break character in a scene? >> wow. >> okay. >> these two. >> this one. >> i would say these two. >> yeah. >> those two. is there this one because he never knows his lines. >> who is the first person on set? >> not me. >> not me. >> laurence. >> definitely laurence. >> laurence shows up on a tuesday if the call time is wednesday. >> i'm guessing we might know the answer to this one, sorry, always last to be ready. >> oh, that's not me. >> that's not you. >> oh! >> finally anthony. >> it takes time to get in my
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man spanx, sorry. >> thank you for that image. i appreciate that so much. >> images of anthony in a hair and makeup trailer. gloves on his hands, oh, yeah. anthony is -- >> i've learned from you, tracee ellis ross. i get my beauty regimen. >> anthony and i take the same amount of time in hair and makeup. >> this is why this works. you continental make this stuff up. the chemistry is so real on screen and off. talk about how it is working with one another. >> most rewarding job i've ever had. best cast i've ever worked with. yes. [ applause ] yeah. it gets no better than what we've all been doing for the last six years. yeah, that's all i can say about everybody here? one of the greatest things for us, i can say i think is watching these young people grow up in front of us and they've
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become wonderful, wonderful -- they were wonderful kids to start with but now they're young adults and they've become really wonderful young adults and we're very proud of them. [ applause ] >> now, to that point, marsai, you're 15 now. >> i'm 15. >> you'll be getting a driver's license when you're 16. >> yes. >> now, how close you are, there's a promise of a -- no, a birthday gift of a car from this one? is that real? is that happening? >> no one thinks that's real. >> it is real but it wasn't supposed to be made public to the world. >> if that is the case i demand a car as well. >> it was our secret. >> it was a promise to me. >> if that's the case i would like a car too. [ laughter ] >> you get a car. you get a car. you get a car. you get a car. [ cheers and applause ] >> i knew that was coming. you knew that was coming. [ laughter ] last time you were here, i said to you, oh, you know, i used to love to watch "girlfriends" and i had no idea about the
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reunion -- >> it was a secret. >> what was that like getting back together. >> it was surreal in all honesty. it was like we were merging and most of my scenes were with the cast and not with anthony. am i joan, am i -- but it was amazing. it was like no time had passed. the chemistry was still there. it was a great episode about feminism and the intersection of black feminism and white feminism and it was fantastic. >> but marsai, marcus and miles, were you familiar with "girlfriends." you were born the year it premiered. >> giving it context. >> you all -- were you familiar with -- >> yeah. >> oh, yeah. >> i know. >> oi remembeing into the audition and i was like, oh, anthony anderson, tracee ellis ross from "girlfriends" so that was one of the driving factors. >> ah, look at that. >> yeah, yeah. >> big ups. [ laughter ]
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>> for real. >> let's show a clip for tomorrow's episode. your character, jack, now this, is really a stretch because you are a baller. >> i know. some people know. some people know but like i got to get it out there that this is not real life, y'all. this is not -- this is not -- this is fiction. >> okay. >> this is fiction. >> you'll understand when you see this clip right here. >> everything started out great. but then it all fell apart. >> ooh. >> got to watch out there, little buddy. >> oh. >> we can't act all that surprised he got cut. they have a monster basketball program and let's face it jack is, you know, he's small for his age. >> jack is not small. i was his age when i was 9. >> jack is 13. >> damn, he's doomed. >> he's doomed. [ laughter ]
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[ applause ] >> you can play ball -- >> i've been playing since i was 3 years old, yeah and it's like, you know, it's my favorite sport but -- oh, look, they actually got the picture. ah. [ laughter ] >> so was it tough to play the role of being cut? >> i mean, i wouldn't say it was tough but it was just different because like i had to get into the mode of being sad that i got cut from the basketball team when normally that's not the case so like -- so like, you know -- >> it's okay. it's okay. >> so like basketball is my favorite sport and been playing since -- forever. i can say i'm decent at the game. >> he's pretty good. >> i'm pretty good. [ applause ] >> that was probably -- proves probably some of your best acting. you had to act like you couldn't play basketball. congratulations. >> yeah, yeah. >> what other -- can we expect another cast reunion of some kind? would you like to see one in particular? >> ooh. >> ooh.
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>> ooh. >> i don't know. >> i would like to see the cast reunion of "pee wee's playhouse." >> can you imagine. >> if that came on "black-ish." >> oh, my god. >> you be the mail lady. >> that's crazy. >> you all bring it each and every time and doing other projects as well. can't wait to see you back on broadway. laurence fishburne, that's going to be great. that's going to be great. >> thank you. [ applause ] >> and thank you all. thank you, thank you. thank you. give your love to your mom. >> i will. >> did she really take some of those emmys home. >> no, she tried to. they got a thing called emmy security. >> you can watch "black-ish" tuesday nights 9:30 eastern right here on abc. coming up, we are about to make someone's monday. a amazing surprise for an amazing woman when we come back. you don't want to miss that. [ applause ] n amazing surprise amazing woman when we come back. you don't wa
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♪ say what you want t say we are back and it's time for our series "make your monday." we love surprising hard working "gma" viewers who deserve a break. >> you're right, amy. this morning we're in pittsburgh at magee women's hospital to surprise mary ellen kremer. she is the first person patient to interact with when they get to that hospital and truly goes above and beyond.
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will reeve is there and he's about to make mary ellen's monday so how is it going there, will? [ cheers and applause ] >> so far so good. we are just around the corner from mary ellen. i'm here with some of her family. you'll meet them in a second. this is mary ellen's sister patti. she is my accomplice. are you ready to surprise your sister. >> we're ready. let's do it. >> let's walk around the corner. mary ellen is like right here. we'll meet her in a couple of seconds. she's at this first window. hi, are you mary ellen. >> i am. >> i'm will reeve from "good morning america." you are live on television right now, just so you know. >> no. >> we are going to make your monday. we have so many surprises in store. do you mind coming out the door here? >> are you kidding me. >> come on out. come join us. >> please join us. >> your sister is right here. it's going to be so great. come and meet us. come on over here. >> there she goes. >> come on out. come and say hello. hi, you're on "good morning america." how are you? nice to see you and your sister
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is here as well. >> oh, my goodness. >> p an earpiece on you? oh, my gosh. >> you'll be ae to hear the show. >> are you kidding me? >> we have heard all the amazing things you do for so many people. so many people love you but we want to show america why you deserve to have your monday made. take a look. >>. >> oh, my gosh. >> with a laugh that lights up the room mary ellen kremer is known for making everyone around her smile. >> you hear her laugh and it's infectious. >> it's a feel good moment. and so many of our patients really need that. >> reporter: she's the friendly face at magee women's hospital in pittsburgh. >> how are you, sweetie? >> reporter: who makes you feel like family. >> mary ellen is all heart. she is all heart and there's nothing in the world she loves better than comforting people. she was born to do it. >> reporter: and it's her extra bit of love that makes an impact turning hospital wristbands into something special. >> she puts all kinds of
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stickers on them and just what she calls bedazzles them. >> i think she bedazzles their heart and they've never for gotten her. >> reporter: her family is most excited for this make your monday surprise. >> he's going to say, i can't believe you didn't tell me. look, my hair. you knew you shouldn't have done that. [ applause ] >> how are you feeling? >> i'm feeling really shocked. i'm waiting for someone to tell me it's a surprise. >> it is a surprise. did you know? did you have -- >> no idea at all. no idea at all. my goodness, i'm like -- i'm so humbled. thank you so much, everybody. >> look. speaking of everybody, let's go see all these people. we have your family over here. >> oh >> everyone here at the hospital who is here to cheer you on. [ applause ] >> oh. >> congratulations.
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>> i love you so much. >> you guys, husband joe, brother and niece jillian and patti. patti, how do you think it went? did this go as you expected? >> oh, yeah, pretty much. pretty much. i've been lying to you so much. [ laughter ] >> she told me she was going to take me to lunch today. >> okay. >> so you are going to get to get off work today. we're giving you the day off. >> oh, no. >> you got your shift covered. there is a car outside with all those balloons. that's for you. >> sir. >> you're going to the fairmont hotel in pittsburgh and a spa day and family coming for dinner and overnight stay and the president of the hospital here has this lovely gift for you. a gift basket. >> thank you. [ applause ] >> oh, thank you. thank you so much. >> look at all these people who love you. so many people who just know how amazing you are because of all you do to help make people's day
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a little better so we wanted to ke your monday just a little better from all of us at "gma." >> this is just overwhelming. i don't even know what to say but i love my job and my dad always told us love what you do. love what you do and it's not going to be work and this is exactly the way i feel every day. it's not like work to me. i love my patients so much and just love you all. thank you so much. >> theove yo and you're going to go enjoy your day. >> wow. >> you'll get in the car and have the best day ever. hope we made your monday. >> oh, my god, you did. thank you. [ cheers and applause ] >> always brings tears to my eyes to see how genuinely surprised they are. >> and how humble they are. they always want to say thank you to others and we want to thank them and that's the only thing they can think of is showing gratitude. >> even on the spot she brought it home, back to her dad. it was about her dad. that was cool. >> if you know someone who deserves to have their monday made message us on facebook or instagram at "good morning america," we love surprising
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you. >> we do. >> all right, ginger. >> oh, so sweet, we love that. >> i love a good surprise. one that was planned and that was that more humidity for the west coast so they've actually had tfire andfire andfire andfie and now with "riverdale" superstar camila mendes proudly partnering with our sponsor secret and i know secret has a new deodorant out that has essential oils. >> it has essential oils which i'm like i heard you're a big essential oils fan. >> i have them on today. >> oh, my god. amazing. avalanche. >> i have avalanche. i like that, i like rosemary, i like a lot of them.
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>> i loved partnering with them because you want to always do campaigns you feel like you resonate with. you know what i mean so you can actually genuinely be like the face of something or endorse it and i've always been a big essential oils fan so this lines up perfectly. >> so that grew you to the project. what else? why else do this? >> i think like when they always been a user of secret but then i also wanted to do a little like research about the brand and i saw that like they donated $500,000 to the u.s. women's soccer team to kind of like to bridge that pay gap, you know, i thought that was really cool and i think it's cool when brands take responsibility and like take action on like important topics. >> i know there are not just one but many. do you have a fave? >> avalanche. >> avalanche sticks with you. >> lavender. >> very much looking forward to see more from you and secret with essential oils is valuable
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we are back now. newly crowned champions of the wnba, the washington mystics beat the connecticut sun in a dramatic fifth game to claim the title. first in franchise history. joining us now league mvp elena delle donne here and kristi toliver and mike thibault. first of all, congratulations. it was an exciting. i know you didn't want it to go five but exciting.
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teammates in the front row and some of the staff members here as well. [ applause ] so i want to -- i want to take you back, the moment, the final buzzer goes off, you know you've won it. you started your career in chicago, you came to washington a couple of years ago for this very purpose to win. so what was that moment like when you knew it was differented. >> all my dreams came true. i dropped the ball i think a little too early and i just held her and we were hugging and crying. it's just hard to put that into words but dreams came true. >> they came for a lot of people. yeah. [ applause ] all right. you know, toliver is my mother's maiden name so i've always felt a little kinship with you. >> that warms my heart. >> not new territory for you. you won a national championship playing for maryland. go, terps, then you won the wnba title with l.a. now have you this title here. so what does this one mean to you? >> ooh, everything, you know, we
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had a goal in mind when we got here late to the party and we just -- it just feels so validating to really accomplish your goal in such a short time. i've won three different championships on three different levels but the cmon denominator has been my teammates. thisser thiss they are just my best friends. >> i know, the way you played like that. all right, coach mike, my goodness. you are a record setter. no coach has won more games in the wnba than this man right here. yes. [ applause ] >> i'm old. >> doesn't mean you're old. what does this mean? >> it's funny. i've been asked that so many times in the last week, it's meant more to watch the smiles on their faces than anything else. when you start out as a coach you think of yourself as a teacher and you just want to see
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your students or whatever just get better on and off the court and i got spoiled when i first started in pro basketball. i won as an assistant in l.a. and i thought, this stuff is easy. it's not easy at all. it's hard. and to watch them buy into what we were trying to do as a group and they trust each other so much, it's been -- it's just watching the smiles on their face after the game was the best part. >> i have to say i had the honor of being courtside for game three. i know i was there as a guest of the sung but you're opposition and she was giving me side-eyes the whole time no, no, no, but, you, i remember whe you said to me thank you for showing support. that meant so much. during the game you looked over, saw me there and we want to support you. the league is going strong. it's only going to get stronger and stronger and congratulations to each and every one of you bringing home that title. proud of you. proud of you all. all right. >> you're a part of us
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he's a bit more brave. ♪ oh. look. ♪ ♪ ♪ they are the champions. have a great day, everybody.
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good morning. here's lisa with the forecast. >> good morning to you. we have some sun, but also still some fog from our east bay hills cmera and in the 40s on the peninsula. 52 downtown. sun in the city but the sea breeze will keep you in the low to mid-60s today. 42 in santa rosa. napa has cleared out. 66, san matteo, upper 70s in livermore and about the same tomorrow. >> i guess some folks have today off because take a look a at the bay bridge toll plaza. no back up. here at all. we have a tesla versus a big rig south 680 near mission street and fog in the north bay so be careful that. that gold represents limited
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visibility. >> all right. time now for live with kelly and ryan. we'll be back at 11:00 with midday live. >> announcer: it's "live with kelly and ryan." today, from the film "motherless brooklyn," edward norton. mentalist derren brown gets into the head of kelly. and kicking off our "live @ home week." all knocks on "live." and now, here are kelly ripa and ryan seacrest! [cheers and applause] ♪ >> ryan: hey! hey! what's up? [cheers and applause]


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